Just how many active online dating users are there?
A married man is usually very cagey and does not like to reveal too many details about himself online.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you might be thinking it’s time to give online dating a try.
If so, you’re not alone—according to data from the Pew Research Center, 22 percent of Americans aged 25-34 and 17 percent of those aged 35-44 have used an online dating site or mobile app. The authors conducted a survey of 19,131 Americans who got married between 20—and over a third of those relationships began online, which in itself is a dramatic finding.
But how do all those online daters fare out in the real world, in the long term? And those unions, according to the analysis, actually do differ from the unions of people who meet offline.
Do those much-hyped “dating algorithms” actually produce better matches than the traditional ways people have met? Specifically, couples who meet online are both less likely to break up and report higher levels of marital satisfaction.